Portland Oregon Commercial Building Real Estate Inspections
"ASHI, OCHI, EPA & ICC" CERTIFIED Building Inspections
Testing & Measurement Certifications, CAZ, EPA, PTCS, BA, itc,
Commercial building inspection & testing services. We enjoy showing our clients what a professional inspection company can do for them. Once you experience our services, you will wonder why you continue using the same old company you have been using.
Building Inspection Coverage
Buyers / investors / brokers need a professional, knowledgeable and experience company to look out for their best interest. We have over 35 years in the construction trades. 20 years as a licensed general contractor, electrical, mechanical, infrastructure, inspections, building codes, & 10 years in building science. Building Analyst Group Inc, does more than building inspections. We provide testing for indoor air quality, HVAC-R equipment, duct systems, electrical, refrigeration, restaurant equipment and much more.
Exterior: soil erosion, parking, lighting, foundations, slabs, stem wall, roofing material / roofing truss system upper & lower timbers, bearing loads - wind loads - snow loads, cladding - siding, structural framing. Is your building ready for a earthquake? With new laws in effect the exchange of ownership may surprise you! More importantly ADA-”American Disabilities Act”, compliance for our disabled.
The roofing structure and framing of each building is of the most importance, main support beams are sometimes overlooked by less experienced inspectors. The exterior grounds surrounding the building has a large impact on the foundation. Hydrostatic pressures or faulty poor workmanship will cause failure. Commercial buildings are engineered & built different when compared to residential, you need a qualified experienced company.
Interior: electrical, plumbing, flooring, mold, dry rot, fire suppression systems, first aid stations, mechanical, HVAC-R equipment, boilers, HWH “hot water heaters”gas fired equipment, ventilation, test paint and drinking water for lead on request. Radon testing is something we also conduct utilizing electronic equipment, sewer pipe scope inspection when needed. Windows, doors, glazing areas, insulation & all contribute to air leakage and higher energy bills. These areas are inspected and noted on the report.
Environmental: building testing will conclude if the building has clean or poor air quality. We provide testing on CO, CO2, formaldehyde, PCBs, lead testing in soil, building materials, electronic radon testing, hvac air flow & temperature.
Please review our building testing page to see more. All standard visual inspections should cover
Furnace / AC Units / Boilers
Electrical Panels & Outlets
Chimney "Scope Inspection"
Roof and Gutters
Kitchen Appliances / Countertops
Commercial Kitchen Cooking Equipment
Mechanical Equipment Testing "Additional"
Exhaust Hoods "Testing"
Foundations / Framing / Steel Welding Joints
Driveways / Sidewalks
Porches / Decks
Stairs / Railings
Fences / Retaining Walls
Attics / Insulation
Ventilation & Duct Systems
Floors / Walls / Ceilings
Doors and Windows
Siding and Trim
Basements / Slabs
Fire Suppression Systems
Underground Sewer Pipe "Additional"
Air Quality / Building Pressures
Environmental Concerns Lead Testing "Additional"
Energy Usage Verification "Additional"
Soil Testing :Additional"
Water Testing "Additional"
After we provide our professional visual inspection on the home or business, there are a few more interesting procedures you may consider.
Chimney Inspection Video: The interior lining of a fireplace chimney should be inspected prior to the purchase of a home, this may save you an additional expense. This inspection should be done after the chimney has been cleaned. We check for cracks and defects that are not covered by a standard inspection.
Pressurization test inspection on a home or business that has gas fired appliances: Very important that all fossil fuel appliance's will draft properly and burn efficiently. Back drafting of carbon monoxide will happen when a home has negative pressure. Exhaust fan's, leaky HVAC ductwork will cause negative pressure.
HVAC Airflow measurements and temperature difference in the duct system would pay for itself in the long run. Taking temperature measurements from the supply and return duct system will provide information on efficiency and defects. Taking airflow CFM measurements will also provide operational defects if any.
Indoor Air Quality Testing. We conduct air particle testing. This procedure we utilize several types of scientific meters to test your air. Radon, Formaldehyde, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, TVOC, Mold, Asbestos. There are hundreds of hazardous chemicals that make up that are in the air we test for.